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Senior Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics, School of Cosmic Physics

The Governing Board of the School of Cosmic Physics wishes to nominate an exceptional scientist for appointment by the President of Ireland to the position of Senior Professor in the School and Head of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Section.  The position will become available following the retirement of Professor Luke Drury in June 2018.

In addition to an established international research reputation, the person appointed will be a scientist of vision capable of motivating large national, European and international research projects over decadal timeframes.

The successful nominee will be expected to define and lead an innovative research programme in the Astronomy & Astrophysics section in the areas of Exoplanetary Systems and/or Sun-Earth Interactions, building on the section’s strengths in Star Formation and the Interstellar Medium.  Linking the new activities to work in the Geophysics Section of the School is desirable.   Other current areas of strength are High Energy Astrophysics, and the curating, mining, and knowledge extraction from large data sets.

This is a research position and carries no undergraduate teaching responsibilities.  Guest lecturing in higher education institutions is encouraged. Supervision of graduate students and mentoring of postdoctoral fellows is required.

The post is permanent and pensionable with an attaching salary of €150,212 (PPC scale) €142,702 (Standard scale).

Interested scientists are invited to apply by sending an e-mail application to registrarsoffice@admin.dias.ie. The application should comprise a single PDF attachment containing:

(1) The candidate’s standard academic CV.

(2) The candidate’s list of publications, including brief notes on the five most significant.

(3) The candidate’s research vision for the Astronomy & Astrophysics section within the School of Cosmic Physics (maximum 3 A4 pages).

(4) Optionally up to two further A4 pages containing any supplemental material the candidate wishes to add.

All applications received before close of business on 31 July 2017 will be acknowledged and considered by a Search Committee appointed by the Governing Board of the School of Cosmic Physics.  The Search Committee may, at its absolute discretion, in addition consider late applications or candidates other than those who apply directly.  Shortlisted candidates will be requested to provide contact details of three academic referees.  It is planned to hold interviews in September/ October 2017.


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